Wednesday, November 17, 2010

All Because Two People Fell in Love

I am blessed beyond belief to have parents that committed to stay together -- no matter what.  At the time of their wedding, my grandmother wrote a letter to them as a couple.  The letter was copied by my mom, and shared with my husband and I at the time of our wedding.  Mom thought the things my grandma shared were timeless.  I think she was right.

Mom and Dad with their wedding party ~ 1960

One of Gram's "pearls of wisdom" was this: 

"Remember - during these (difficult) times, one must be the crutch or leaning post.  One has to be the cheering section for the other.  This is the way you can see these things through."  

This may seem like such a simple thing - but in a society that is becoming more about me, me, me, I believe that it becomes more and more of a conscious decision to act in this manner.

I am so thankful for the example that my grandparents set for my parents, and in turn, the example that my parents set for me.  They have all lived what they believed, and followed their own advice.  My parents have always been that leaning post or cheering section to one another.  My husband and I try to live that out daily as well.

I'm hoping that perhaps someday, when we pass along Gram's letter at our children's weddings, our kids will be thankful for the example that my husband and I have set as well.  I can only hope.  In the meantime, I am ever thankful for what IS, and what has gone before -- making us the people that we are.  For better or worse.

p.s.  Happy Birthday Mom.  I love you!

1 comment:

  1. Amen and Amen! I'm sure they will. I love you too!


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